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14 Nov, 2018iPSC Models to Improve Efficiency of Drug Discovery and Development


Stem cells have attracted a great deal of deserved attention due to their lineage-independent characteristics. In other words, they have the potential to be differentiated into a countless number of cell types. Adult stem cells, otherwise known as inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), are particularly favorable as research tools because they are derived from a patient’s somatic cells such as blood, skin or muscle.

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02 Nov, 2018RWE: Opportunity, Challenges and Sourcing Simplified  


As a relatively new means of conducting research in the life sciences, RWE, or real-world evidence, is data that comes from “real world settings” such as a clinical practice. Studies driven by real world evidence, or real-world data (RWD), can utilize data from medical records or claims databases, be conducted prospectively in observational studies or adhere to a mixed, hybrid-design approach.

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02 Aug, 2018Clean & Green: Chemistry for a Sustainable Future


Two global forces are at odds today – the push for “greener” processes and the demand for lower prices for prescription drugs and materials. Governments and corporations across the globe are adopting policy initiatives and driving scientific innovations to promote sustainable technologies, resulting in an explosion of discoveries based on both chemical- and biocatalytic transformations.

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24 Jul, 2018A.I. – Elevating the Computing Power of Scientists and Companies


AI’s use in drug discovery is beginning to gain momentum, as seen by the number of large pharmas are already working with smaller AI-based biotechs. Though the term “AI” can carry certain mixed perceptions, scientists within pharma and biotech are starting to realize that AI is poised to make the human element more effective.

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16 Jul, 201810 MUST-Follow Scientific Twitter and Instagram Accounts


Looking to add some scientific content to your day-to-day social media scrolling? We’ve scoured the Internet to bring you Twitter and Instagram accounts that will keep you up to the minute on pharma and biotech events, novel discoveries and new ideas. 

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